On a warm summer evening in 2010, a young man with kind eyes and a faint mustache took his position on the 50-yard line of a football field in Palm Beach. Sporting a baggy black shirt, jeans, and a Bible, however, Eric Readon wasn't there to play. He was there to preach.
|Courtesy of Rev. Readon|
|Rev. Eric Readon preaching in his Miami Gardens church|
"I want to talk tonight about how prayer changes things," Readon told the crowd of about 100 and began reading a parable from Acts 16 about Paul and Silas shaking off their bonds. "If you haven't had any time to pray, all you need is a little hell in your life that would humble you."
The pastor was no stranger to hell, he explained. Like Paul and Silas, he too had spent time in shackles, only to be redeemed by the power of God. "I don't know how I made it," he said near the end of a fiery sermon, "but I made it because somebody prayed for me."More »